Griffin: Bewley ‘brings professionalism and a wealth of law enforcement experience’
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor and Attorney General-Elect Tim Griffin today released the following statement naming former Little Rock Police Department Interim Chief Wayne Bewley as the incoming Chief of Investigations for the Attorney General Office’s Special Investigations Division:
“Chief Bewley is a man of character and integrity who is highly regarded around the city, state, and nation. He brings professionalism and a wealth of law enforcement experience–over 34 years as a police officer, investigator, manager, and leader. I am honored and excited that he is joining my team.”
Bewley is a native of Little Rock and a graduate of Parkview High School. He joined the Little Rock Police Department in 1986 as a cadet and became an officer in 1988. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994 and supervised the Patrol and Training Divisions until his promotion to Lieutenant in 1998. He was then promoted to Captain in 2001 where he commanded four divisions until his promotion to Assistant Chief in 2012 where he led the Investigative Bureau.
Griffin will be sworn in as Arkansas’s 57th Attorney General on January 10, 2022.
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.